Desert Command was only beaten a short-head on his last two starts in the autumn but has been raised 5lb. Vincentti has been gradually dropping in grade and the weights and is back on the same mark as when last successful in 2012. Edge Out has won twice but both times on fast ground so she wouldn't want any more rain. GINZAN has won three times on this track, the latest in July from exactly the same mark as today. She will have needed her recent run on Polytrack and can gain another success on the course. Alcando won twice here in 2012 and has gradually been dropping to a mark he can win from.
Desert Command 6-4fav (9-7) With leader, led over 2f out, ridden 1f out, headed narrowly inside final furlong, kept on and just held close home, 2nd of 10, shd behind Oh So Sassy (9-6) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Bainne (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Held up off the pace in last trio on rail, pushed along halfway, never on terms and weakened inside final 2f, 10th of 11, 9l behind Pal Of The Cat (8-10) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
First In Command (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Outpaced towards rear, never involved, last of 10, 14l behind Ruby's Day (8-13) at Ripon 5f app hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Vincentti (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) In touch in rear, ridden over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Jubilee Brig (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Steel Rain 25-1 (8-9) Held up in touch on inside, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 9l behind Lexi's Hero (8-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Ginzan 33-1 (9-7) Held up in touch, pushed along over 2f out, faded over 1f out, 4th of 6, 7l behind Sakash (8-13) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Lady Phill 50-1 (9-6) Dwelt and went right start, keen held up, ridden and weakened 2f out, last of 10, 8l behind Gregori (9-4) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Edged Out 10-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, led inside final 2f, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no impression when lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Marmalady (9-3) at Bath 5f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.
Federal Blue (USA) 7-2fav (8-12) With leader, soon led, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 31l behind Man Of Plenty (9-12) at Musselburgh 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Alcando (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 11l behind Tight Fit (9-1) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Pettochside 14-1 (9-7) Dwelt towards rear, ridden and no impression final 2f, 8th of 9, 8l behind Multitask (9-4) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.